Sonic the hedgehog promises to meet the audience on the occasion of the Hung Kings Anniversary.
After the resounding success from the first movie released in 2020, the Sonic the Hedgehog – Sonic Hedgehog franchise will officially return to the big screen in April this year. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sonic The Hedgehog 2) will open early screenings on the occasion of the Hung Kings Anniversary, in 3 days from April 9, 10, and 11 and officially open nationwide from April 15, 2022.
A pop culture franchise spanning 3 decades, Sonic the Hedgehog is widely loved not only for its cute looks but also for the gaming empire behind it – interesting, engaging, and childhood. million children in the world. So how was this famous green hedgehog born and developed that has “stirred” the box office right from the first live-action film?
The game brand has the ambition to become a global icon
Sonic the hedgehog is a product from Japan, the leading video game company Sega created this classic character in 1991. Sega was actually ignored by Nintendo due to being small and new to the job, but the goal was of Sega is to create a game that can be classified as a global icon.
And it is! The Sonic Hedgehog game was quickly successful and released 3 more games. By the late 1990s, Sega was able to forcefully bring Sonic into the 3D era, available on leading game platforms such as PlayStation, XBox and even Nintendo. By the end of 2020, the Sonic Hedgehog game series has earned approximately 6 billion USD globally, as well as 1.14 billion purchases and downloads on free mobile game platforms. Without a doubt, Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the greatest gaming franchises of all time.
The legacy continues to grow with a series of best-selling animated and comic versions
With dizzyingly high sales and top brand value in the gaming industry, Sonic the Hedgehog was developed and promoted by Sega in many forms, including animation and comics. The first animated series Sonic the Hedgehog , released in 1992, was so popular that many of the materials in the film were later used in new games, such as Sonic’s hobby of eating hotdogs. Most recently, an animated version called Sonic Prime is being developed by the leading online movie platform Netflix, expected to air in 2022.
Also in 1992, the first manga version of Sonic Hedgehog was published in Shogaku Yonensei – one of the famous magazines in Japan at that time. In parallel with Japan, Hollywood also began to produce its own comic series for Sonic , specifically through Archie Comics. Comprised of a total of 290 volumes, Archie Comics’ Sonic the Hedgehog set a Guinness World Record in 2008 with the title ” The longest comic book inspired by a video game “, and is also one of the American comic book series. longest ever sold on the market.
It can be said that Sonic the Hedgehog is one of the most famous and popular pop culture icons, especially in terms of game characters. With more than 1 billion USD in revenue from related business items, Sonic the Hedgehog couldn’t miss its biggest milestone to date – expanding the cinematic universe on the big screen.
Great success with the first Sonic Hedgehog movie version
In 2020, Sega studio officially began its conquest of the big screen with the Sonic the Hedgehog project – a film that blends live-action and characters made with CGI. Initially, Sonic the Hedgehog encountered a lot of controversy with the design of Sonic the Hedgehog, which was not eye-catching, different from the game. However, by actively absorbing the audience’s opinions, Paramount Pictures successfully “turned the bet” and helped Sonic the Hedgehog regain the audience’s trust and love.
Premiering on February 21, 2020, . The film revolves around the story of Sonic the hedgehog lost to earth to escape the enemy. In a new place, he has to deal with the myriad of complications of his new life, especially when around humans. With super powers, Sonic could not hide himself, but also attracted the attention of the army and Central Intelligence (CIA) forces. At the same time, the mad scientist Robotnik also tries to take over Sonic to possess that mutant energy. Sonic befriends Sheriff Tom and helps him escape the pursuit of a series of people who want to catch him. Sonic the Hedgehog set a North American box office record as a game adaptation with the highest opening weekend in history, with $57 million. Not only that, but Sonic the Hedgehog also received a “brilliant” A from Cinemascore and a “fresh” 93% from Rotten Tomatoes audiences.
Successfully bringing in nearly $320 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing superhero movie of 2020. Therefore, Sega and Paramount have continued to confidently push forward with Sonic Hedgehog 2 (original title). : Sonic The Hedgehog 2 ) , coming out this April.
In this Sonic Hedgehog 2 movie , Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) will start with Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter) to build a new home in Green Hills. However, as soon as Tom and Maddie went to Hawaii to attend the wedding party of Rachel – Maddie’s sister, Sonic faced many “strange but familiar” dangers, from the return of the main villain – Dr. Eggman (Jim). Carrey) and new rival Knuckles the Hedgehog (voiced by Idris Elba). However, the Sonic side this time also has the help of a lovely friend named Tails (voiced by Colleen O’Shaughnessey) – a flying fox. This will definitely be a fight that the audience, especially longtime Sonic fans, are extremely excited and looking forward to.